The video of 12-year-old child Tamir being blown away in two seconds can be seen here. Note the question asked by the dispatcher three times: “Is he black or white?”
This page from Cleveland.com has a handy schedule of this weekend’s events; our thanks. At least 100 Ferguson protestors planned to make the trip; shortstack is already there. Events started at 10 a.m. with a rally and forum at Cudell Recreation Center, where Tamir was murdered, then there will be a demonstration at 11:30 at the Second District Police Headquarters, 3481 Fulton Road. The killing of mentally ill Tanesha Anderson by Cleveland Serve and Protect officers will also be highlighted.
#TaneshaAnderson‘s story tells us #blacklivesmatter less to cops when they are mentally ill. Less to all when female http://countercurrentnews.com/2014/11/cops-slam-unarmed-woman-on-the-pavement-killing-her-in-front-of-family/# …
Most of the Day #11 of 11 days of #ThisStopsToday demonstrations will happen later in the day, so I’ll fill in as they occur and I have time.
Cops have blocked all entrances to the Cudell Rec Center’s parking lot, and a car pictured on #TamirRice tried to run over a few protestors; the drive is said to have been waving a gun around. No news about police chasing him down for an arrest so far.
The man in his car said he would shoot us all but the cop is saying we threatened him. This is crazy yall.
Tamir’s 16-year-old brother spoke, and thanked people from around the nation for coming to Cleveland. His grandmother spoke, her voice trembling.
A small group of the 74 Ferguson FreedomFighters were arrested, and have been released.
@deray (McKesson): “If you cannot imagine freedom, then you cannot fight for it. If you cannot dream while awake, you may sleep forever. #Ferguson”
From New York:
Well, holy woop woop! No silver bells and sugar plums today! #NoShopping!
The Mall of America is ShutDown!
‘Mall of America looks like a war zone. All it’s missing is a tank.’
Minister of Riverside Church reminds us not to stop fighting for justice until it flows down from the mountains in rivers. #ThisStopsToday
Standing applause, support & love to the families of those killed by NYPD; #NoelPolanco’s 17-year-old sister: “I don’t want to see anyone go through what my mom is going through.”
LIVE Kansas MO, #ShutItDown #BlackLivesMatter protests has Highway on/off-ramp shut down by police (live at http://ustre.am/1djgr )
With ‘41 Shots‘, the Boss commemorates the 1999 brutal police extermination of Amadou Diallo in the Bronx.
(cross-posted at My.Firedoglake.com)